Supercomputers have revolutionized neurological research and therapy by allowing complex computations and simulations to be performed quickly and accurately. This has enabled scientists and clinicians to better understand the functioning of the nervous system and develop more effective treatments for neurological disorders. One area where supercomputers have had a significant impact is in brain imaging. With the help of these powerful machines, researchers can analyze large amounts of data generated by MRI scans and other imaging techniques to create detailed 3D models of the brain. These models can then be used to map specific neural connections and understand how different areas of the brain interact with each other. Supercomputers have also been used to model and simulate brain activity at the cellular level. This has allowed researchers to investigate the mechanisms behind neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. By studying the behavior of individual cells and circuits, scientists can gain insights into the underlying causes of these disorders and develop new therapies to treat them. In addition to research, supercomputers are also used in the clinical setting for diagnosis and treatment planning. By combining imaging data with computer simulations, clinicians can create personalized treatment plans that target specific areas of the brain while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. This has led to significant improvements in patient outcomes and quality of life. Overall, the use of supercomputers in neurological research and therapy has opened up new avenues for understanding and treating neurological disorders. As these technologies continue to advance, we can expect even more breakthroughs in our understanding of the brain and how to keep it healthy.

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Editor-in-chief: Zheng Jiang, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.